Rating Options to Secure our Future

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Have your say on a rate increase for Port Macquarie-Hastings

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council faces significant financial pressures on its future budgets. Council's general rate fund could be reduced by almost $2.5 million in July 2012 as a result of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) only granting a rate rise guaranteed for the current financial year.

Council is considering a new application to IPART in order to secure long term rate funding that would deliver the infrastructure and particularly roadworks that the community have identified as priorities.

To make any application to IPART it is vital that Council knows what the community thinks of the financial plan and the proposed options for a rate rise.

This site explains the rating options Council has developed in response to the financial situation and taking into account the community engagement carried out over 2010/11.

Options Snapshot?

  • Reduce rates to base level and cut $2.5 million in services
  • Secure funding – permanently apply the 7.3% rate increase that is in place this financial year, minimum change to residential rates from current charges.
  • Additional rate rise for five year dedicated road funding program from the following options:
    • Option 1: approximately $50 a year increase to rates to generate $1.68 million for road maintenance and transport works.
    • Option 2: approximately $75 a year increase to rates to generate $2.52 million for road maintenance, transport works including parking strategy.
    • Option 3: approximately $100 a year increase to rates to generate $3.37 million for road maintenance, transport, parking and road construction works

Find out more

Tell us which option you support:

  • Complete the survey to lodge your opinion on the options and go in the draw to win an IPad2.
  • Add your comments to our discussion topics below

Have your say on a rate increase for Port Macquarie-Hastings

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council faces significant financial pressures on its future budgets. Council's general rate fund could be reduced by almost $2.5 million in July 2012 as a result of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) only granting a rate rise guaranteed for the current financial year.

Council is considering a new application to IPART in order to secure long term rate funding that would deliver the infrastructure and particularly roadworks that the community have identified as priorities.

To make any application to IPART it is vital that Council knows what the community thinks of the financial plan and the proposed options for a rate rise.

This site explains the rating options Council has developed in response to the financial situation and taking into account the community engagement carried out over 2010/11.

Options Snapshot?

  • Reduce rates to base level and cut $2.5 million in services
  • Secure funding – permanently apply the 7.3% rate increase that is in place this financial year, minimum change to residential rates from current charges.
  • Additional rate rise for five year dedicated road funding program from the following options:
    • Option 1: approximately $50 a year increase to rates to generate $1.68 million for road maintenance and transport works.
    • Option 2: approximately $75 a year increase to rates to generate $2.52 million for road maintenance, transport works including parking strategy.
    • Option 3: approximately $100 a year increase to rates to generate $3.37 million for road maintenance, transport, parking and road construction works

Find out more

Tell us which option you support:

  • Complete the survey to lodge your opinion on the options and go in the draw to win an IPad2.
  • Add your comments to our discussion topics below
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